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Upgrades

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And I thought they meant upgrades to my computer!

A new subscription Event is here, it’s run by Second Life® Syndicate and it’s called SLS Crates. You’ll be able to purchase subscriptions on Marketplace and at SLS Inworld HQ. Now you’ll have to be quick here as today is the LAST DAY where you can purchase at the pre-order price of L$1000. From June 1st, tomorrow, it’ll be full price at L$1500.

You can expect a mixture of items for your Home and Avatar, appliers have to include Omega versions. All items will be unisex unless stated otherwise. Sometimes clothing may be included but will always include male and female versions. Crates will retire after 3 months.

Each month will be themed – June is called “Upgrades” and it’s a Sci-Fi themed crate. There will always be 6 designers per crate. If bonus designers are added occasionally this won’t alter the cost. June Designers are:- Contraption, Astara, Ex Machina, Hilted, This is Wrong and Violetlilty.

All Designer products will total up to at least L$500 if released separately.

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Here’s full details of the products used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Violetility, HILTED, THIS IS WRONG
Others:- Maya’s Architecture, ::GABRIEL::, L’Emporio, [A&Y]
Events:- SLS Crates

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

For SLS Crates

1. Violetility for SLS Crates – Upgrades Edition
“Upgrades City Assets” Set
Violetility – Augments Sign [Large] – LI 1
Violetility – Upgrades Sign – LI 2
Violetility – Upgrade Street Lamp 2 – LI 2
Violetility – Cyber Police Tape [Large] – LI 1
Violetility – Discount Sign – LI 2

You’ll be able to adjust glow and light emission to any colour you want. Versions that are denoted as large will have lower LODs to preserve the Land Impact. Standard versions have higher LODs which hold up better over longer render ranges, draw distances and lower graphics settings. It’s very useful here to have the choice.

2. HILTED for SLS Crates – Upgrades Edition
Little Beep Boop – Drone Pet V1
You wear this little chap which has a HUD for Sound, glow, and movement. For photography purposes you can simply stop movement and adjust Beep Boop where you want him.

3. THIS IS WRONG for SLS Crates – Upgrades Edition

Available in Black, Green, and Pink
For Belleza Jake, Signature, Slink, Maitreya, Belleza and OMEGA

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Apparel:-
GABRIEL
::GB:: Cyber arm cover (Light) (Belleza) Blue – gacha prize
::GB:: Hodie haori (Belleza) Wamon – gacha prize
::GB:: Pocket layered pants (Belleza) Blue – gacha prize

L’Emporio
::*Nautilus*:: -Belleza Jake V2. -Linked- Left and Right – texture HUD for main leather material, leather straps and metallic rings

[A&Y]
Cyber Gas Mask Inferno (M) – multicolour – HUD for texturing of various parts, Sizing, Sound and Smoke effects

Housing background:-
Maya’s Architecture
System Tenement – Brick – LI 105 – also white version available in pack

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

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Tasty!

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Gabriel: That gal from the Beeb looks tasty…
Pooper: Those tartlets look tasty…

It was the beginning of another boiling hot summer’s day in Londinium City and Gabriel had finished setting up the Home & Garden scene ready for the photographer. It was all about Fancy Decor’s latest set and it was to be given top billing in the March edition of the prestigious H&G4U magazine.  Not surprising, since it was an accomplished buffet set that dispensed food and drink to guests and was highly suitable for celebratory occasions. He sat down on [Circa]’s Moroccan ottoman, and kicked off his boots.  It was just the right height for a comfortable lounge around, and that wasn’t the only piece he’d used from them. The room was full with [Circa]’s Syndicate Sunday bargain plants, just the way he liked it, and a Moroccan floor lamp from 22769 only added to the sultry theme.

Switching on the stylish Tartessos Arts television set, a very reasonably priced box of tricks, he clicked to the News Channel from the BBBC and fell into a dream as Harriet the reporter talked about products from the latest Equal10 Event.  Now she was tasty!  The efficacy of said products quite passed him by.

Meanwhile, Pooper the puppy had climbed up onto the floating coffee table, knocked off the champagne flutes, and was eyeing up the tartlet tray whilst his master’s attention was fully occupied. His thoughts were of equal tastiness.  We can only hope the photographer gets there in time to remove the pup and restore order because Gabriel is pretty useless at this point!

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Sponsors:- Fancy Decor, [CIRCA], Syndicate Sunday, 22769
Others:- Tartessos Arts, SPELL, REZZ ROOM, {-Maru Kado-}, Trompe Loeil
Events: – The Arcade Gacha, Syndicate Sunday, The A+ Event

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Fancy Decor, currently at The Arcade gacha Event
Pieces from the “Etienne Collection” gacha – all will be Transfer & Modify

01 Fancy Decor: Etienne Buffet – white RARE – LI 5 – not shown
02 Fancy Decor: Etienne Buffet – black – LI 5 – RARE
03 Fancy Decor: Etienne Spa Water Dispenser – LI 3 – RARE – gives water
04 Fancy Decor: Etienne Bread Tray – LI 1 – gives snacks
05 Fancy Decor: Etienne Muffins – LI 2 – gives snacks
06 Fancy Decor: Etienne Cheese Cutter – LI 1 – gives snacks
07 Fancy Decor: Etienne Cheese Dome – LI 2 – gives snacks
08 Fancy Decor: Etienne Tiered Tray – LI 2 – gives snacks
09 Fancy Decor: Etienne Orange Juice Pitcher – LI 2 – gives Mimosa
10 Fancy Decor: Etienne Tartlet Trays – LI 1 – gives snacks
11 Fancy Decor: Etienne Champagne Cooler – LI 2 – gives Champagne
12 Fancy Decor: Etienne Salt and Pepper – LI 1
13 Fancy Decor: Etienne Champagne Glasses – set as 1 Mesh – not shown
14 Fancy Decor: Etienne Silverware – LI 1
15 Fancy Decor: Etienne Napkins – LI 1
16 Fancy Decor: Etienne Butter Dish – LI 1
17 Fancy Decor: Etienne Plate Stack – LI 1
18 Fancy Decor: Etienne Name Card (text changes) – 2 included – LI 1 each
19 Fancy Decor: Etienne Mirror – LI 2 – not shown
20 Fancy Decor: Etienne Glasses – set as 1 mesh – LI 2

Syndicate Sunday, runs through to to March 8th!
Syndicate Sunday is a mainstore discount shopping event that runs once a month. This month it’s on from March 3rd to March 8th. All items are only L$69 each!

1. Pieces from the [CIRCA] AZIZA range
There’s a number of sets offered in this range and each set is only L$69 except for the Planter Collection as you’ll be able to buy these separately for L$69 each or get 50% off the full pack of 14 planters for the duration of the Event.

The Aziza Moroccan Ottoman in Alum/Colours and The Aziza Moroccan Ottoman in Bronze/Vintage… The Aziza Hanging Fern Set… The Aziza Planter Collection in Naturals. I do urge you to go along and check these out asap as time is short for this Event!

Here’s what I used in the scene:-
[CIRCA] – “AZIZA” Bowl Vase – Snake Plant – Umber Ceramic (S) – LI 2
[CIRCA] – “AZIZA” Bowl Vase – Leafy Plant – Olive Ceramic (S) – LI 2
[CIRCA] – “AZIZA” Tall Vase – Tropica Plant – Russet Metal (S) – LI 2

[CIRCA] – “Aziza” Hanging Fern Basket (long) – LI 6

[CIRCA] – “AZIZA” Moroccan Ottoman – Bronze / Vintage – LI 3 – Texture change for Circlets, Olive Floral, Blue Mecca and Mixed Drops – 14 solo sits for ladies and 12 solo sits for gents
*All pieces are Copy only

If you love this range and want to collect more, the Aziza Moravian Star Light Sets in Aqua, Citrine, Crystal and Fire Quartz are also available at the mainstore and these are full price.

[CIRCA]
These are 2 pieces from the “Dawn Collection” which is a Retro Living Collection and has ranges in Warm tones and Cool tones so there’s lots of variety. In each range comprises of Low Leather Chair, Coffee Table Set, Deco Cascade Floor Light Set, Ceiling Light Trio Set and Area Rug Set. Texture changers make these sets versatile and the Area Rugs always include a good variety of toning colours.

I used:-
[CIRCA] – :DAWN: Floating Coffee Table – Cool Woods / Black Legs – LI 2 – texture change for white, shore, natural and smoke
[CIRCA] – :Dawn: Velvet Area Rug – Tan – LI 1
*Both pieces are Copy Only

For more info, check out the [Circa] Flickr with all the Vendor photos and start planning your next room decoration!  https://www.flickr.com/photos/30297775@N07/

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
Moroccan Floor Lamp – gacha prize from the “Moroccan Love Affair” collection – LI 3 – adjustable light for brightness

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TARTESSOS ARTS
Idol TV System – LI 2 – scripted to fade pictures in and out, add whatever pictures you like but they need to have Transfer Permissions for the script to work. Be great to display your memories!

SPELL
Origami Curtain (White) – gacha prize – LI 4 – Transfer & Modify

REZZ ROOM, currently at The A+ Event to March 16th
American Bully Puppy Sit – gacha prize – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

{-Maru Kado-}
Ikebana Lotus (white) – LI 2

Scene is set in part of Trompe Loeil‘s Kaede Cabin Natural – LI 50

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Look out behind you, Harry!

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Look out, Harry, the Serpent of Slytherin’s creeping up on you! Good job you’ve got that wand handy 🙂

The Serpent of Slytherin was a female Basilisk that was placed by Salazar Slytherin as the only resident of the Chamber of Secrets at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Basilisk could only be controlled by the Heir of Slytherin, Tom Riddle. That meant that despite her being a Snake, other Parselmouths (such as Harry Potter) had no control over her, though they still could understand her. Aragog (a rare acromantula) was accused of being the monster of the chamber by Tom Riddle which sent Hagrid to Azkaban; his name was later cleared and he was allowed back in Hogwarts.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products used in the scene today, and also details of Harry’s attire:-

Sponsors:- Serenity Style, Raindale, 22769, Deep Static
Others:- *HEXtraordinary*, [The Forge], Nishi, Dura
Events: – The World of Magic Event

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Home & Garden
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Landscaping – part of the “Autumn Bliss” landscaping scene by Two Moon Gardens
This part is LI 41

Bridge by Serenity Style, currently at The World of Magic Event
The Wizards Bridge – LI 28 plus the separate lanterns – The Wizards Bridge Lamps – LI 8

Raindale, Currently at World of Magic Event
1. Raindale – Magic World music box (blue) – LI 2 – rotates – also available in pink and teal – Touch the base to play a looped song, touch the egg to spin
2. Raindale – Magic World pensieve +particles – LI 2 – water animates and gives off soft light particles – there’s also a non particle version
3. Raindale – Magic World scroll (big with text) – LI 1 – there are various scrolls in the pack including the one I used here – big & blank, small with text, small and blank –
You can add your own text/picture on scrolls (must be on transparent background, use “Select face” on front side of the scrolls)
4. Raindale – Magic World ink and feather – LI 2 – static version – there’s also a version where the feather moves up and down

22769
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Water Dragon Statue – LI 4 at this size
This piece comes from the “Asian Pathways” set and is really a statue you’d place in water. Asian Pathways is a complete building set useful in Asian landscaping over water or land with various walkways, bridges and small gazebo. It’s very beautiful and low Land Impact.

HARRY
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Accessories
1. Glasses – these are by Deep Static, and are the Alfred Wireframe Glasses in Dark Chrome. These highly detailed glasses also have versions in Brass, Gold and Silver included in the pack. They are all completely modify so you can resize, and alter the tint and opacity of the lenses. There’s a helpful notecard included for modifications.

2. *HEXtraordinary* Screech Owl – Flying – attached to avatar or you can also rez as décor and the animation will still be effective

3. [The Forge] Gatekeeper’s Belt, Black (Male) – currently at The World of Magic Event

Apparel
Harry’s wearing the Nishi Uniform for Belleza Jake, currently at The World of Magic Event. This comes with a texture change HUD for various parts including jumper, pants, robe and tie. Click on the shoulder to reveal a robe! There’s also a version that is sans pants.
The uniform has versions for Gianni and Jake. Includes uniform for girls as well – versions are Freya, Isis and Lara – this has the same robe and top but instead of pants you get the skirt.

Hair is by Dura – **Dura-Boy**27 (Dark Brown) resize

Shoes are by A&D – Shoes -Stuttgart- Mesh v2 SLINK and they have a wide range of mesh body options – A&D are one of the best mesh body coverage merchants for men’s clothing

Harry’s Shape is mine (sorry!) and it’s for the avatar head with the Belleza Jake Mesh Body because quite honestly I find the avatar head way easier to adjust than mesh heads and after hours spent fiddling with those blighters I’ve given up the will to live.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Black Magic

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More on my Hamlet theme for Halloween. In this scene Hamlet, as though possessed, talks to Ophelia and advises her not to marry him.  The reasons he gives are the thoughts of an mad man perhaps… or maybe they are insightful.

“I am very proud, revengeful,
ambitious, with more offences at my beck than I have
thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape,
or time to act them in. What should such fellows as I do,
crawling between earth and heaven?
We are arrant knaves, all.
Believe none of us.” (Hamlet speaking to Ophelia)
~ Will Shakespeare, Hamlet – Act 3 Scene 1

I liked the phrase, “crawling between earth and heaven”, and so the scene portrayed here is something in between, something that is likely to bind you to the earth by black magic, so stopping your ascent to heaven.  The dragons crawl around and yet the light of the crystals and spells seem to cast out the darkness. Whoever has set this up has used the Summoning Circle and now they must suffer the consequences, good or bad.

The scene is set in a corner of the magnificent Ascelin skybox by VARONIS.  It’s a gloriously Gothic style building which has a large central room with three huge windows at one side and a doorway at the other. The vaulted ceiling has wooden beams which are realistically textured and very well done.  Then, either side of the main room, there are archways that lead to a couple of mirrored side rooms, each has a fireplace filled with candles.  There are also strategically placed lamps in these rooms but the overall effect is quite eerie depending on your choice of Windlight and in that way it would be perfect for certain types of roleplay.  Here’s a Slideshow as I walked around the build. The first photo shows the skybox from the outside. Inside was taken using a Midday setting (not the default one).

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Full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Builder’s Box, Raindale, Dahlia, KraftWork, VARONIS, 22769
Others:- HEXtraordinary
Events:- Builder’s Box, Arcade Spooktacular

Builder’s BoxBlack Magic Round

1. Raindale
Raindale – Darkmore table – LI 2 – Copy & Modify – 5- option HUD to change colour of leather banding elements
Raindale – Darkmore daybed – LI 11 – Copy & Modify – 5-option HUD to change colour of cushion and sofa pad separately
20 solo and 8 couples animations (all original to Raindale)

2. Dahlia
Conjure Set (pieces are LI 1 each)
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Ball – Prehnite
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Ball – Black Moonstone
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Ball – Purple Fluorite
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Point Crystals – Black Amethyst
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Point Crystals – Aura Quartz Green
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Point Crystals – Aura Quartz Pink
Dahlia – Conjure – Dried Herbs – Roses – vapour rises off this
Dahlia – Conjure – Dried Herbs – Cumin – vapour rises off this
Dahlia – Conjure – Dried Herbs – Belladonna – vapour rises off this
Dahlia – Conjure – Raven Feather Bottle
Dahlia – Conjure – Candle – Black
Dahlia – Conjure – Black Magic – Crystal Ball

3. KraftWork
Black Spell set – I used the All Linked Gold set (unlinked and used various pieces)
Candles – LI 1 each – Copy & Modify – flickering flame – Copy & Modify
Purple Candle – LI 1 – Copy & Modify – flickering flame – Copy & Modify
KraftWork Black Spell Rolling Papers – LI 1 – Copy & Modify
KraftWork Black Spell Little Spell – LI 1 – light extravaganza – Copy & Modify
plus part of the table – cast iron swirls (modified) – Copy & Modify
KraftWork Black Spell Tapestry Blue – LI 3 (enlarged from default) – Copy & Modify
Black spell large light extravaganza – LI 3 – Copy & Modify

KraftWork Black Spell Tapestry Violet – LI 1 – Copy & Modify

4. VARONIS
Ascelin Skybox – LI 225 – Copy & Modify

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
Pieces from the Black Celebration gacha, at Arcade Spooktacular
22769 – Torch – COMMON – change light to various strengths from flicker to huge fire – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Obsidian – COMMON – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Summoning Circle – COMMON – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Beating Heart – COMMON – animated heart that beats – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Spell Book – COMMON – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Blood Goblet – COMMON – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

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HEXtraordinary, from September ARCADE – see Marketplace resellers
*HEXtraordinary* Shoulder Dragon – Sapphire – LI 3 – Transfer/Resizer
*HEXtraordinary* Cozy Dragonet – Amethyst – LI 3 – Transfer/Resizer
*HEXtraordinary* Cozy Dragonet – Moonstone – LI 3 – Transfer/Resizer

Cheers, m’dears:)

Vengeful Threads – Lord of the Forest

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vengeful-threads-lord-of-the-forest

 

“The Lord of the Forest” costume is Vengeful Threads‘ tribute to the Celtic God, Cernunnos or Hern the Hunter. An ancient Pagan deity, Cernunnos is associated with the cycle and renewal of life. He’s also known as “The Seeder”, in that he is the one who plants the seed and secures the proliferation of life. The oldest depictions of Cernunnos show him with a radiating rack of antlers. That branching out is symbolic of the expanding rays of sunlight, an agricultural omen. In this way, the solar connotation is a blessing for nourishing light, a promise for abundance in agricultural growth and harvests. This is a very male energy (as the sun is associated with male force), and a very assertive essence. These solar-antlers are also symbolic of self-expression, and radiating the divine inner light outwardly.

The costume is as you see in the picture with all parts as set –  including flexi headdress and waist decoration which moves with the fluttering of leaves on branches when the wind blows through the forest. Vivid green system eyes, and skin tattoo mean there’s no need to look for a matching skin, it’s all there in the set. A snake adorns the arm, and system corset and pants mean that a lot of avatar shapes will be able to adapt this costume.  Fashioned legs with hooves complete the look and an alpha takes care of the avatar legs. Permissions are partial Modify/Transfer.

vengeful-threads-lord-of-the-wood-vendor

This costume is on offer for Sinful Sunday, it’s only 69 L$, so if you like it – visit the mainstore asap because next week, it’ll be back to its original price.

Visit Vengeful Threads mainstore for Sinful Sunday

Vengeful Threads Logo 2016

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Broody in 18th Century Cornwall

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“When the doors of perception are cleansed, man will see things as they truly are, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro’ narrow chinks of his cavern.” ~ William Blake ~

A bit of an arty photo to illustrate the new hair by No.Match, which is available at the current round of Cosmopolitan and an amazing themed art sim called, “The Gates of Melancholy”.

“No.Warning” is a gorgeous unisex hairstyle (try the demo first) that comes in all of No.Match’s colours; it flows over the shoulders and has a goodly amount at the back. Makes you look like you’ve got masses of hair just about under control! I really like it and have styled it kind of Poldark, a broody drama on UK television set in 18th century Cornwall. In fact, the setting would be just about right for the west country, too.

Other items of apparel:

Knight’s Set by ::GABRIEL::  (parts of a gacha but you can easily collect it on MP in the gacha resellers)

Man Trybal Necklace by *Phoebe* – a long time and underrated designer, go and have a look

Back to the sim which has been created by shelly70. It is based on and inspired by the life and works of the famous American painter Andrew Wyeth,  a visual artist who was primarily a realist painter. He was one of the best-known U.S. artists of the middle 20th century. The Gates of Melancholy attempts to emulate and elicit the feel of the watercolour paintings of Mr Wyeth.  You’ll find spots throughout the sim where you can experience recreations of some of his paintings and you can pose, take pictures and create your own art work as you like it. I found it atmospheric and was already forming stories in my mind as I looked around.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Cyber City Fashion with [VM]

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VERO MODERO - Kaya jacket n pants

 

There’s a lot going on at Cyber City lately, so much so that it takes a lawman to deal with it! So here’s the Angel of Cyber City on the lookout for trouble and looking suitably debonair while he’s at it 🙂

Introducing four amazing outfits for men by [VM] VERO MODERO on a cyber trance theme and they could also be used in roleplay situations.

The Angel is wearing [VM]’s “”Kaya Jacket and Baggy Jeans”. All the neon yellow areas that you see can be changed to any colour by the use of a HUD, the sky’s the limit. The jacket and pants come in standard sizing and there’s a couple of alpha layers as well.  I was using the L jacket over the M jeans.

I guess this guy’s a baddie or he could have just won Mr Cyber City! He’s wearing [VM]’s “Ramsa Set” which comprises harness and pants in standard sizing, together with suspenders/braces clipped onto the waist and two black feathery shoulder pieces. I chose the M pants and suspenders/braces and the L harness.

VERO MODERO - Ramsa Set

 

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Luke and his latest enemy are dancing with light sabres. Luke wears [VM]’s “Dark Side Set”. There’s an all in one mesh with and without cloak versions, and a pair of boots. Like the Kaya set, Dark Side has a colour change HUD and all the areas you see in beige can be changed to any colour you prefer. There is one size for the Dark Side Set with alpha.

Luke’s enemy is wearing [VM]’s “Rock Coat Set”.  One size coat, pants and boots included and the coat has a colour change HUD. I rather like this set with all the belts around the waist and the coat flowed nicely.

VERO MODERO - Dark Side n Rock Coat Sets

Other items in the pictures: –

A&Y Cyber gas mask, Inferno version
Multi colour particle Halo by Party Particle
Yellow and Blue Cyber claws and arm bands by DOCKS 
Toxic Clockwork Yellow wings, Khyle Sion at Refined Wild
ILLI Damon Boots
Dream Cosmos Eyes by Spacefeary’s Shop

Rigel Hair – jet black, Niran Hair – flame, Ahiga Hair – jet black, by Wasabi Pills

HANDverk –  Wema body paint

Action Ultra Glow Light Sabre by Action Products

 

Your Taxi to [VM] VERO MODERO mainstore

[VM] LOGO

Cheers, m’dears 🙂